Monday LSU Recruiting Tidbits

LSU hosted junior college commit Jeremy Cutrer on an official visit this past weekend; Five-star LB Malik Jefferson includes Tigers in final seven; Florida commit may schedule official visit to Baton Rouge

LSU hosted junior college commit Jeremy Cutrer on an official visit this past weekend.

That was actually the second time Cutrer has taken an official to Baton Rouge. He did so during his first time through the recruiting process coming out of high school, but at the time of that trip, it was known he'd have to go the JUCO route because of academics.

This time was a much more positive trip as Cutrer is on pace to finally join the LSU team this spring. Cutrer's expected to graduate from Mississippi Gulf Coast next month, which will allow him to enroll for the spring semester. Rarely, if ever, do players go to junior college and end up with the team they originally committed to out of high school, so kudos to Cutrer for doing what's necessary to be a Tiger.

Cutrer likely projects as a cornerback on the next level. It's possible that LSU loses both Jalen Collins (NFL) and Rashard Robinson (discipline) after this season, so Cutrer will have an opportunity this spring to compete for a spot on the depth chart. He'll have three years to use two remaining seasons of eligibility.

Cutrer had 44 tackles and nine pass breakups this season for MGCCC. He also had an interception and forced a fumble.

LSU originally scheduled to host another junior college prospect for a visit this weekend. TSD reported last week that former Georgia defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor was expected for a visit, but he was unable to make it. The staff will work to reschedule that trip as they continue to monitor his legal situation before making a move on this former four-star prospect.

LSU in five-star's final seven

Five-star linebacker Malik Jefferson (pictured above) included LSU among his seven finalists, which he announced Monday on Twitter.

The Mesquite, Texas, native took an official visit to LSU earlier this month for the Alabama game. The Tigers are a team that has really soared up his list this fall as LSU really ramped up its interest in him. LSU has a tremendous need at outside linebacker and are selling Jefferson on an opportunity to play early.

He will announce his commitment on Dec. 19 and enroll early at the school of his choice.

The other six schools still in consideration are Texas A&M, Texas, Oklahoma, Baylor, TCU and UCLA (in no particular order). The only other official visit Jefferson has taken to this point was to Texas A&M on Nov. 14, the week after his trip to LSU.

UF commit might visit LSU

Three-star offensive tackle George Brown has been committed to Florida since July, but with Will Muschamp no longer leading the program, Brown has decided to explore all options.

One school he regularly mentioned early in his recruitment was LSU. He quickly emerged as a top target for Jeff Grimes, and Brown is cousins with former LSU running back Spencer Ware. He mentioned wanting to take a visit down to Baton Rouge back in the spring, but the trip never materialized.

LSU hasn't really been in the mix since, but it appears the Tigers are back in consideration.

Brown informed Scout's Bill Greene that he has had conversations with the LSU coaches about setting up an official visit. None has been scheduled at this point, but that could certainly come in the near future.

Brown took an official visit to Mississippi State this past weekend, and has also said Texas could receive a visit as well.

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